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Executive Committee, June 2, 2020

attendees: Michelle Jelsma, Jim Buyens, Tom Simonick, Ted Tenny
  1. New rules for the pandemic
    Restrictions on car pooling remain. The idea of deputy leaders and two or more groups is a good one, and should be mentioned.
    AI [Michelle] → Compose a modified statement.
  2. July 21 AZHC meeting. Where?
    Goody’s is open, but the officers had some doubts about meeting in their banquet room.
    AI [Ted] → When updating the calendar, leave out the July 16 meeting. It can be added later if need be.
  3. Treasurer’s Report
    Currently the club has 134 members. Only four members have dropped their memberships since March. The club checking account has $7493.70
  4. Credit for deputy leaders
    A deputy leader gets only ½ credit. This is because the hike leader does all the paperwork.
  5. Incident
    Three people got lost recently. Fortunately they stayed together. Michelle made a good case for establishing a rendezvous and then driving in caravan to the destination.
  6. Statistician
    Several names were mentioned.
    AI [all] → Send Michelle the names of your candidates.

Executive Committee, April 28, 2020

attendees:  Michelle Jelsma, Jim Buyens, Tom Simonick, Ted Tenny
  1. Whether to resume hikes.
    We’re waiting to hear from Governor Ducey. In the meantime, the club will sponsor hikes in which the individuals meet at the trailhead instead of carpooling. The club will no longer measure carpooling. Limit of 10 participants.
    AI [Michelle] → Compose a suitable email.
  2. Hikes by Chuck Parsons on May 2 and by Mark Purcell on May 9.
    They can go on, subject to the restrictions.
  3. May 19 meeting.
    AI [Ted] → Remove the meeting from the Calendar.
  4. Events for June.
    Grand Canyon National Park and Sedona are currently closed. The events will stay on the Calendar for now.
  5. Insurance.
    What’s currently covered?
    AI [Tom] → Coordinate with Monika on this.
  6. Membership changes.
    AI [Tom] → Send Ted an email containing, at least, the name and email address of each person who has joined or left the club.

Executive Committee, March 9, 2020

attendees:  Michelle Jelsma, Jim Buyens, Tom Simonick, Terry Lynch, Ted Tenny
  1. Hike Leader Training.
    Should be in the fall. Jim prepared an excellent handout. Michelle plans to go with Gail Graves on her Pass Mountain Loop hike on March 21.
  2. Speakers for May 19, July 21, September 15.
    Michelle has tried to contact the guest speaker for May 19.
    For July 21 and September 15, Michelle should contact someone from the Maricopa Trail Association, and John Scruggs.
    AI [Michelle] → Make the contacts.
    AI [Ted] → Be ready, just in case.
  3. Desert Mountain Hiking Invitational. [Michelle].
    With or without a subsidy, it isn’t worth $30.
    AI [Ted] → Take it off the schedule.
  4. Club Packs [email fron Chuck Parsons].
    No changes in policy are needed.
    An announcement will be made at next week’s meeting.
  5. Webmaster [Ted]
    The officers don’t need to vote on external links.
  6. Camping Trip Hikes. [Terry].
    AI [Ted] → Look up the current policy.

January 2020

Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Meeting Minutes
January 21, 2020, 6:00 PM
Goody’s, 1862 W. Baseline Rd. Mesa, AZ 85202
  1. Reports
    President [Michelle Jelsma]
    •  Don’t miss the Awards hike, Potluck, and Gear Exchange!
    Be at South Mountain at 8:00 AM.
    The club will have hike leader training in March, after Ted recovers.
    Other topics are from the Executive Committee, January 13.
    Treasurer [Tom Simonick]
    As of January 21, 2020, the club has 139 paid members and $6630.52 in the bank. The primary expense in the last month was $250 for gift cards to be awarded at the Annual Awards Potluck.
    Webmaster [Ted Tenny]
    I had rotator cuff surgery of my right shoulder on December 13, 2019. Recovery is slow, but I’m going to physical therapy and will make a comeback. Many thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts.
    Statistician [Terry Lynch]
    Listed below are the numbers for the month of January as of the 19th:
    Hikes done by the club.
    47  Members have hiked this month.
    Non-members have hiked with us.
    798  Total miles hiked.
    11  Members have driven for a total of 790 miles.
     The leading hikers are: 
    Li and Tom with 51.3
    Kevin Chittendon with 48.7
    Debbie and Chris with 44.2
  2. Previous Hikes
    Nov. 23 Cave Creek PhoenixMichael Humphrey
    Nov. 23 Apache Wash PhoenixGabrielle McConnell
    Nov. 28 Peak 3004 Loop GoldfieldsTamar Gottfried
    Nov. 30Black Mesa Loop SuperstitionsMichelle Jelsma
    Dec. 7 Amazing Adventure Papago ParkDebbie Rowray
    Dec. 8 Picketpost Perimeter SuperiorTamar Gottfried
    Dec. 14 Brown's Mountain ScottsdaleChuck Parsons
    Dec. 21 Balanced Rock ScottsdaleQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 28 White Tank Mountains PhoenixQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 31 Rainbow Valley Trail Sierra EstrellaQuy Nguyen
    Dec. 31 Snowshoe and Fondue FlagstaffRalph Glenn
    Jan. 4 Quartz Peak Sierra EstrellaQuy Nguyen
    Jan. 5 First Water-Canyon Lake SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
    Jan. 11 Barnhardt Canyon MazatzalsQuy Nguyen
    Jan. 18 Granite Mountain ScottsdaleLin Chao
    Jan. 18 Badger Brawl PhoenixGabrielle McConnell
    Jan. 19 Charlebois Long Loop SuperstitionsTamar Gottfried
  3. Upcoming Hikes   
    Jan. 25 AZHC Awards Potluck South MountainMichelle Jelsma
    Feb. 1 Dixie Mountain PhoenixGabrielle McConnell
    Feb. 8 <<open>>
    Feb. 13-16Valley of Fire NevadaMohammed Al-Marimi
    Feb. 15 <<open>>
    Feb. 22 Turpentine Loop ScottsdaleChuck Parsons
    Feb. 29 Lizard Life SedonaMark Purcell
    Mar. 7<<open>>
    Mar. 14<<open>>
  4. Guest Speaker: Roger Naylor
    subject: The Amazing Kolb Brothers of Grand Canyon
        Roger told the story of the Kolb brothers Ellsworth and Emery, with many pictures. The Kolb brothers were pioneers in Grand Canyon photography. They made a famous video in 1911 when boating down the Colorado River.
  5. Next Meeting
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:00 PM, Goody’s.

Executive Committee, January 13, 2020

attendees: Michelle Jelsma, Jim Buyens, Tom Simonick, Terry Lynch, Ted Tenny
  1. Awards Hike & Potluck, January 25
    Award categories include miles hiked with the club, hikes led, and trips driven.
    AI [Jim] → Print the award certificates. Bring paper products to the January 21 meeting.
    AI [Tom] → Buy gift cards to be handed out for hikers, leaders, carpool drivers.
    AI [Tom] → Lead the hike on the Holbert Trail.
    AI [Tamar] → Bring a beer permit.
  2. Hike Leader Training
    AI [Terry] → Find out about safety training.
    AI [Ted] → Write a plan for Hike Leader Training.
  3. Whether to make the Statistician part of the Executive Committee this year.
  4. Treasurer Concerns [Tom Simonick]
    AI [Tom] → Inform Ted of membership changes.
    AI [Ted] → Find the accident-injury form and put it on the web site.
  5. Speakers for March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15, November 17
    We have a guest speaker for January.
    AI [Michelle] → Contact Tamar about a potential speaker for March 17.
    AI [Michelle] → Contact John Scruggs as a potential speaker.
    AI [Ted] → Contact S.A.L.T. for a potential speaker.
    AI [all] → Identify potential speakers.
  6. Ted’s vacation, May 3-17
    I’ll be back in time for the May 19 club meeting.

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